Entering details (memos) for split transactions

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02 Aug, 2009 09:27 PM

Not sure if I'm overlooking something obvious, but I cannot enter memos for individual parts of a split transaction.

For example, if I go to the supermarket and buy some car shampoo, and perhaps some ink for my printer, as well as the weekly groceries, with a credit card, I want to enter three splits for this transaction, one for the groceries, a second for the car expenditure and a third for the pc expenditure. As I enter the transaction , I want to be able to specify the items purchased for the car and the pc so when I run reports on car expenses or pc expenses, I'll know what I've bought.

As far as I can see, there is no way to do this, but hopefully I'm wrong!

  1. 1 Posted by Ben Spencer on 03 Aug, 2009 03:30 PM

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    Hi Rob

    You are correct split transactions do not allow you to enter a memo for each part of the split only the parent transaction gets a memo. There has been a long standing suggestion to add memo fields to each part of the split. Here is the link in our issue tracking system:


    The suggestion has received very little interest which is why we have not moved on it. We receive a great many suggestions and do not have the resources to implement them all. If you register and log into trac you can vote on this ticket. The more votes a ticket gets the more likely we will implement it.

    However each part of a split transaction does have a description field which might go some way to meeting your needs.


    Ben Spencer

  2. 2 Posted by RobS on 03 Aug, 2009 06:22 PM

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    Thanks for the prompt response Ben.

    Glad I'm not overlooking something obvious, but disappointed that it's missing...

    Thanks for the suggestion of using the description field; I'll look at whether it will do what I need.


  3. Angie Rauscher closed this discussion on 23 Apr, 2010 11:45 PM.

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